Seventh Court of Appeals

Justice Lawrence M. Doss 
Photo of Justice Lawrence M. Doss

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Justice Larry Doss was appointed to the Seventh District Court of Appeals for the State of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott on November 5, 2019.  At the time of his appointment, Justice Doss was a partner in the law firm of Mullin Hoard & Brown, LLP, where he represented clients in trial and on appeal.


Justice Doss is board-certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  In private practice, Doss handled more than 100 appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Supreme Court of Texas.  Justice Doss began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Sam R. Cummings, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.  He received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, as well as Texas courts and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.


In addition to his service on the bench, Justice Doss has served his community, including the legal community, for more than 20 years.  Justice Doss is a founding member, Judicial Master and current Treasurer of the Texas Tech University School of Law American Inn of Court.  He was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas Task Force for Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship Filed by a Governmental Entity.  For three years, Doss served on the Federal Court Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas, and in 2016, served on the U.S. Magistrate Judge Appointment Screening Committee.  A 2013 co-recipient of the Franklin Jones Best CLE Article award by the College of the State Bar of Texas, Justice Doss is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to trials and appeals.  Justice Doss is life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a member of the State Bar of Texas, Lubbock Area Bar Association, and Amarillo Area Bar Association.